North Jersey Notes: The Inversion Circus, Incognito Theory, Royal Skulls, and More

THE INVERSION CIRCUS—Red Bank, NJ

I came across a cool new band out of Red Bank, NJ, who was actually nominated for Top New Artist at last year’s Asbury Music Awards. The name of the band is The Inversion Circus, and I learned about them because I was invited …

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North Jersey Notes: Sucker, Killcode, Corevalay, and More

SUCKER—Scranton, PA

A couple of weeks ago, I shared the stage with a pretty cool band out of Scranton, PA. They were a three-piece who reminded me of Hole, the band fronted by Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, back in the ’90s. Anyway, the name of the band was Sucker

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Inked Out: Vanguard Tattoo – Nyack, NY

Vanguard Tattoo – Nyack, NY

It’s not often that I get back up to the New York area these days, but when I do, it’s usually to visit family. Around Chinese New Year’s back in February, I had to visit family in Nyack, NY for a party. My wife and …

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North Jersey Notes: Magna Libra, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Killcode, and more

MAGNA LIBRA—New York City

My bass brother, Richard Mollo, who some might recognize from the Hulu Series, The Path, but I recognize him as the former bass player of NYC’s Charetta, recently sent me a song from his latest project Magna Libra with a singer he’s been working with …

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North Jersey Notes: Mach22, Lethal Affection, Kore Rozzik, and more

MACH 22—Philadelphia, PA

The band that won the Philadelphia Bon Jovi opening band contest a couple of weeks ago really piqued my interest, and this Friday night (3/31) at the Wells Fargo Center, they will be performing their second biggest show of their careers opening for Bon Jovi. Why did …

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North Jersey Notes: True Will, Psychoprism, Ryder, and more!

TRUE WILL—Hightstown, NJ

If you’re going to play punk, you have to play it right! Yes, the beauty of punk rock is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, but there is a way to play punk, and I think the boys from True Will might have found the right …

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North Jersey Notes: Tokyo Motor Fist, Chino Marin, Full Scale Riot, and More

TOKYO MOTOR FIST—Ringwood, NJ

I’ve known Steve Brown from Trixter for many years. I’ve known him when he was doing the Trixter thing, when did the 30 Ft. Ringo and Throwan Rocks thing, when he did the cover thing, when he put the Trixter thing back together (my band played …

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North Jersey Notes: A Boy Named John, Brand Of Julez, Gathering After Ashes, and more!

A BOY NAMED JOHN—Parsippany, NJ

I stumbled upon this hidden gem out of Parsippany, NJ who I am loving at the moment. I have to say that I really liked what I heard of this band so far. The name of the band is A Boy Named John, which …

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Inked Out: Hydravolve Studios — Somerdale, NJ

I was driving home from an engagement party one Saturday afternoon on the White Horse Pike, which is a direct route to my house, when my wife noticed a tattoo shop tucked away in this little strip mall. We noticed the place because there was this monster sitting on the …

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North Jersey Notes: Ryder, Steve Bello, Brand Of Julez and more!

RYDER—Queens, NY

I came across this really cool rock band out of Queens, NY, who really have this nostalgic sound to them whether they realize it or not. The name of the band is Ryder, and I came across them through an online search for a band to feature …

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